Our history begins in 1957 when the PreCast Tank and Vault Company was founded by J.W. Munro in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. The company provided precast products for the local market.
In 1989, land was acquired in Essa Township and a new manufacturing facility was built in Utopia, Ontario—west of Barrie and about 70 km north of the Greater Toronto Area, a major growth area in Canada.
Since then, the company has continually expanded, adding new products and entering new markets. In 2012, we completed our fifth plant expansion. Today we are the largest manufacturing facility for infrastructure products in Canada.
Key Events in Munro Ltd.'s History
|1957||Founded by J.W. Munro in North Bay|
|1989||Munro Concrete Products Ltd. is established. Construction of manufacturing facility in Utopia to make maintenance holes and catch basins for Ontario sewer and watermain market|
|1996||20,000-sq-ft expansion to make reinforced concrete pipe. Munro is now a full storm and sanitary products manufacturer.|
|2002||Manufacturing is expanded to 160,000 sq ft to meet increased customer demand|
|2003||Munro enters the market as a manufacturer of concrete pressure pipe to supply the York Peel Feedermain Project. A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to make concrete pressure pipe is constructed in nine months.|
|2005||Munro is now a recognized supplier of concrete pressure pipe and fittings, and the only company in the world that manufactures concrete pressure pipe and fittings and storm and sanitary pipe and fittings in one manufacturing facility.|
|2008||Munro starts to manufacture steel fittings. The manufacture of large engineered precast products (box culverts, maintenance holes, etc.) is also added to their product line.|
|2009||Munro provides field installation assistance for concrete pressure pipe and large engineered precast products.|
|2011||The company name is changed to Munro Ltd. A 60,000-sq-ft plant expansion is completed for the engineered precast products and a 16,000-sq-ft office expansion is completed to house the engineering team. An additional 20 acres of property is acquired making the Munro Ltd. site 110 acres.|
|2012||A 100,000-sq-ft expansion is completed for the manufacturing of tunnel segments, railway ties and automated rebar production.|